Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society Inc
PO BOX 510506
PUNTA GORDA FL 33951-0506
Mission

Mission: Preserving the history of the Punta Gorda, Florida area through the beauty of mural art.

The Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society started with Dr. Robert Andrew's dream to feature historic and educational murals around the City of Punta Gorda. The Society was organized in 1994 and the first mural was completed and dedicated in 1995. To date a total of 28 murals have been completed, proudly depicting the rich history of our area.

The Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society is a non-profit, 501c(3) organization whose objectives include the Revitalization, Preservation and Economic Enhancement of our community through the painting of murals that depict the rich history of our area. We have no paid employees and the business of the PGHMS is conducted by an all volunteer Board of Directors and Advisors.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Kelly Gaylord
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Punta Gorda Mural Society
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1995
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Mar 2017
State Registration Yes Mar 2017
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $47,700.00
Projected Expenses $80,500.00
Impact Statement
Accomplishments:
  • Successfully developed and launched a "History of Punta Gorda Seen through it's Murals" class in conjunction with FGCU.  This class presents the rich history of our area as depicted in our historical murals.
  • Increased awareness of the Mural Society by greatly increasing LIKEs on Facebook, and expanding our Walking Mural Tour program.
  • Creation and dedication of the "Bayshore Lodge" mural located on the walls of the Amberg Insurance Building in Punta Gorda.
  • Successful launch of a Mural Walking Tour Program in conjunction with FGCU. 
  • Recreated and rededicated the "First City Council" mural that was destroyed when the wall was rebuilt.
  • Completed a major mural restoration and maintenance program that included restoration of several murals, cleaning, caulking and resealing all remaining murals.
Goals:
  • Recruit new Board members - serious illnesses have resulted in several openings on our Board.
  • Develop and implement a plan to incorporate the educational benefit of our mural art & area history into the existing K-12 curriculum thus providing a key learning aid for classrooms and projects.  The first step of this program will be the creation of our Firehouse Mural.
  • Continue to expand the number of murals capturing even more history through this art form.
  • Develop, in conjunction with 2 other Mural Cities, the Florida Mural Trail website.  This website will highlight the more than a dozen Mural Cities throughout Florida and provide visitors with a map showing a driving trail to visit each one.
Needs Statement
  1. Funds are needed for a major educational mural project.  Our Firehouse mural will consist of two very large educational murals to be painted at Firehouse Station #1.  This station hosts 600-800 school children and 100+ adults each year for educational seminars.  The murals will provide an artistic and educational backdrop for these programs.  (Cost $33,290).
  2. Fund are needed for our "Ladies Remembered" mural honoring the accomplishments and contributions of seven local women who truly impacted our community across a wide range of areas - education, business, history, healthcare, government, and social causes. (Cost $32,000).
Background Statement
The Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society started with Dr. Robert Andrew's dream to feature historic and educational murals around the City of Punta Gorda.  In 1993 Dr. Andrews contacted the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce for help in promoting the idea of murals in the historic downtown district.  The proposal was an instant hit and a committee was formed.  Through a lot of effort, the Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society was organizated in late 1994.  Application was made and approved to operate as a 501c(3) tax favored non-profit organization and plans came together for the first mural location, theme and artist selection.
After gaining support from the building's owner, the first mural was finished and dedicated in October 1995.  The organization was up and running and successfully completed 20 historic murals by 2004.
In August 2004, Hurricane Charlie roared ashore in Punta Gorda with winds in excess of 160 mph destroying among other things, half of the existing murals.  Through lots of effort and community support, the Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society has repainted nearly all of the lost murals as well as adding additional ones throughout the community.  To date, 29 murals have been painted, proudly depicting the rich history of our area.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Charlotte
FL
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Secondary Org Type Education
Tertiary Org Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
The historic murals spur interest in the area and lead the viewer to ask "What's the story behind this art?".  The mural art also attracts tourists to the area enhancing the "destination" aspect of Punta Gorda.
The Punta Gorda Mural Society Board of Directors has a strong sense of community and always seeks project consensus from agencies representing the populous:  Historic Preservation Advisory Board, Team Punta Gorda, Punta Gorda History Center, Punta Gorda Historical Society, and City Council.   This consensus is imperative to creating well received and high quality works of art.
Programs
Description

Funds are being raised for our Firehouse Mural Project for 2016.   This mural will consist of two very large murals and will feature the history of our early volunteer fire department and provide an educational backdrop for 600-800 school children and 100+ adults who pass through our Firehouse for Fire and Injury safety training seminars each year.

Budget $33,290
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other History & Historical Programs
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Adults Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Short Term Success

Short term success includes raising the necessary funds to begin painting these two important murals.

Long Term Success

Upon completion of the murals, they will be used throughout the year to inspire and teach school children and adults about the history of our volunteer firemen as well as fire and injury safety.

Program Success Monitoring A mural captain has been assigned to this mural project and will monitor progress until completion.
Program Success Examples

A significant portion of the project budget was raised during the 2016 Giving Challenge through hard work and teamwork between the Mural Society and the Fire Department.  Everyone was actively involved to make this fundraiser a success.

Description

Our "Ladies Remembered" mural will feature seven prominent women who had significant impact on the history of our area. Fundraising is needed to make this mural happen.


Budget $30,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Artists' Services
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Short Term Success

A small group of local citizens has formed a Committee focused on the fundraising efforts for the "Ladies Remembered" Project. This type of approach has been successful in raising the needed funding for murals in the past.


Long Term Success  The long term goal is use this mural to educate the community about these seven inspirational women and their accomplishments.
Program Success Monitoring

The Mural Captain will monitor progress and report out at Board meetings.

Program Success Examples

A mural captain has been assigned to the project and the Committee has successfully raised over $10,000 for the project to date.   The community is very supportive of this mural.

Comments
Program Comments by Organization


CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email contact@puntagordamurals.org
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 11
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Collaborations
  • Punta Gorda Historic Society
  • Punta Gorda History Center
  • Charlotte County Historical Center Society
  • Charlotte County Arts & Humanities
  • Punta Gorda Visual Arts Center
  • Team Punta Gorda
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Board Chair Kelly Gaylord
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2018
Board Chair Email kgaylord320@gmail.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dr. Robert Andrews Chairman Emeritus
Kim Foss Community Volunteer
Kelly Gaylord Community Volunteer
Judy Martens Community Volunteer
Mary Mazur Community Volunteer
Frank Mazur Community Volunteer
Kelly-Ann Munroe Community Volunteer
Gene Murtha Community Volunteer
Carol Nielsen Community Volunteer
Florence Norsell Community Volunteer
Marque Lynn Raposa Community Volunteer
Libby Schaefer Community Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 3
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 66
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Building
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization

We just recently lost our Board President to a long illness. 

We continue to actively seek additional Board members.

Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $47,700.00
Projected Expenses $80,500.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$0$17,100$2,835
Administration Expense$4,640$8,462$4,300
Fundraising Expense$1,233$100$966
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.990.422.79
Program Expense/Total Expenses0%67%35%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%1%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$0$0$55,169
Current Assets$0$0$55,169
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$0$55,169
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $11,231Contributions, gifts, grants $10,770Contributions, gifts, grants $22,561
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $6,296Investment Income $27Membership Dues $25
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther $290 $0Investment Income $24
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets----0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information is taken from compilations as the organization filed Federal Form 990-N with the IRS.
Nonprofit Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society Inc
Address PO BOX 510506
PUNTA GORDA , FL 33950 0506
Phone 941 979-2786

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